For those unfamiliar, blockchain is the underlying technology of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies that enables open, anonymous and secure transactions. As traditional businesses and enterprises were introduced to blockchain, however, their visions for application have ranged far and wide—as has the hyperbole of its promise. Now, before we go any further, I have to get something out of way: Blockchain is not a cure-all. It will not revolutionize every facet of human life.
Now that that’s covered, let’s focus on how the hype came to be and how communicators should really be talking about it.
The new report by the Telecoms and Computing Market Reports has been published today. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of telecoms and computing industries. Blockchains are a new data structure that is secure, cryptography-based, and distributed across a network. The technology supports cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, and the transfer of any data or digital asset.
Blockchain technology has become mainstream. It’s being hailed as the defining technology of the decade by industry experts, and has led to the cryptocurrency craze that’s taking the financial sector by storm. But like the advent of the Internet in the 90s, there’s much more to the power of blockchain than we currently know. Before we go forward to understand the importance of blockchain, for investors, let’s go back in time, to 1994.
Whether you are a complete novice or a bloodied veteran, Arduino could well be the greatest gift to humanity since the discovery of fire. Ok, perhaps a little over-dramatic but it certainly makes for a fantastic and rewarding hobby. The following Arduino projects and courses will give you the skills necessary to get your hands dirty in the realm of electronics and robotics design and assembly. The following examples of Arduino projects and courses are hand-picked and are far from exhaustive.
"The reward of victory is often another set of battles."
Every company in the world now uses open-source software. Microsoft, once its greatest enemy, is now an enthusiastic open supporter. Even Windows is now built using open-source techniques. And if you ever searched on Google, bought a book from Amazon, watched a movie on Netflix, or looked at your friend’s vacation pictures on Facebook, you’re an open-source user. Not bad for a technology approach that turns 20 on February 3.
Microsoft reported encouraging growth Wednesday in what is becoming its most important business: cloud computing.
The company, which has focused on the cloud to lead it into the post-PC era, had a lot to celebrate as it looks to catch up to Amazon.com — its archrival for cloud dominance. (Amazon chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos is the owner of The Washington Post.) Cloud growth drove the bulk of Microsoft’s success in its latest quarter, solidifying its second-place position in the market.
There’s a fierce battle brewing that might well change the internet as we’ve always known it. The combatants: ISPs, who are now on the verge of gaining unprecedented power; and publishers, advertisers, and, ultimately, users, who don’t want to lose the power they’ve got. The prize is the future of net neutrality, a two-year-old regulation and internet philosophy that ISPs would love to bury. Meanwhile, nearly everyone else in the digital universe is fighting to keep net neutrality alive.
Analytics predictions for 2018 foresee businesses grappling with artificial intelligence (AI), and lack of skills being a barrier for AI success, according to the International Institute for Analytics (IIA), a world-leading independent research and advisory firm that helps companies improve business performance using the power of analytics. Data professionals will also see the dawn of the post-algorithmic age, where access to algorithms is a commodity with huge implication for analytics workers.
In an era of rising security concerns and increasing technological complexity, it’s important to take a step back and appreciate the fact that some of the most important parts of information technology come down to completely boring things like maintenance. Just because they’re boring doesn’t mean they’re unimportant. We live in a world where new ideas get way more attention than old ones do.
Following the biggest cryptocurrency theft in history, Japan will investigate all exchanges of virtual currencies in the country for the security measures they employ against potential hackers. Japan’s Financial Services Authority (FSA) also ordered improvements at Coincheck, the exchange which was hacked Friday, prompting the investigations.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso told reporters, following a cabinet meeting Tuesday: "It was a matter for great regret that illicit access caused a massive cryptocurrency outflow from Coincheck on Friday.